After her Facebook account was hacked, Angela McNamara of Hamilton, Ontario, struggled to get help from the social network. Using its automated process to recover her account failed to work for her, says McNamara. Jalani Morgan for NPR hide caption
This has been happening to a lot of people lately, and the experience has left many users nearly as frustrated with the social network as they are with the hackers. In July, NPR received 19 emails from listeners complaining that their Facebook accounts had been hacked or disabled. People share similar tales of woe on Reddit forums and Twitter every day.
Instead, Facebook tells users to report hacked accounts through its website. The site instructs them to upload a copy of a driver's license or passport to prove their identities. But the people NPR spoke with said they had trouble with every step of this automated process and wish Facebook would offer a way to reach a real person.
"The very first concern, after realizing that I was getting hacked, is that these folks might be able to gain access to my business's bank account," said Ben Coleman in Fall River, Mass. "That would be a disaster."
While it might seem a cynical question at first, the reality is different once you get involved. People try to learn how to hack a Facebook account for various reasons, some of which are innocuous and well-intentioned.
Hii thanks for your info. I am from India and I want to hack some cheaters facebook account. But as you mentioned that the first thing we have to do is to send a message contains letter f to facebook. But to which number should I need to send as I was in India
i am facing a problem with my facebool ID i just set themobile login approval on my account but someone hack my ID and nw iam not getting a verification code and with that i don`t have anydevice in which i was login before and the 3rd thing is i am alsonot able to see my number on the verification code page
I have reported many times, a fake facebook account someonemade under my name. Friends have reported it, and yet Facebook doesnothing about it. Do you know what else can I do? Thank you! I havea USER ID but i Cant get an email from this fake profile, an emailwould probably help to find out who did it!
He said the vulnerability has been patched. As ifhe's going to hack an account for you even if itwasn't patched, how stupid are you people? Ifyou're worried about Facebook security, thendon't post things you wouldn't want getting out.Or better still, get rid of your FB account, seriously, why anyonewould want to openly profile themselves on the internet is beyondme. You're handing all the blackhats out there a giftshould they decide to target you. All for what? Some narsisisticself glorification? Anyone who is serious about security eitherunderstands the risks, and works accordingly or they don'thave a FB account. I got rid of mine and i miss nothing (excepthourly updates on what people are eating, when their house isempty, and how special they think they are because they had achild, like people haven't done that for thousands ofyears!) . Facebook will go down as one of the biggest scams inhistory for obtaining endless quantities of personal informationfor free from willing participants who blindly enter in all theirdetails, then they sell it on to advertisers who can then targetadvertising at these people. BTW Graham, nice blog mate, read itdaily is a beauty.
Obtaining such information from the respective people may let us hack into their account. So, if anyone comes to know the answer to it, they will be able to hack your account using forgot password option.
In another scenario, your friend/colleague/neighbor could ask you to log in using their computer as a help. If their intention is to get your password, then you are most likely to lose your Facebook account to the hacker.
When you visit some malicious websites or web pages, you will be prompted to install a browser add-on. Once you install the add-on, it will perform all the tasks described by the hacker or attacker who created it. Some primary actions are posting status updates on your wall, liking an FB page, following a person, adding you to some Facebook groups, inviting your friends to like a page, or join a Facebook group etc. You may not know these things happening on your FB account until you check your Facebook activity log periodically.
You might have seen or downloaded many Facebook account hacker software, but none of them could truly hack Facebook password. Hacking your Facebook password instead of the target user is what it actually does.
Most browser vulnerabilities are exploited through an older version of the browser since all the zero days are patched by browser vendor once it is reported by researchers around the world. For example, Browser Same Origin Policy Vulnerability could allow a hacker/attacker to read the response of any Page like facebook.com and could be able to perform any action on your Facebook account since they are able to read the response by accessing the Facebook origin. Android Chrome SOP bypass by Rafay Baloch is one such vulnerability that is affecting Android web-view in Android < 4.4.
Self XSS is something that you let hackers to hack your account. So never and ever copy & paste the code given by someone in your browser, otherwise, you will get your Facebook account hacked.
Very well written article. Perhaps i would not agree with some methods that you have mentioned here, They cannot be clubbed into Facebook hacking methods. Like for example browser extensions, Not necessarily its hacking but simple privilege gaining. It will never harm anyone. However this article by hacker9 can be refereed for more accurate discussions for totally inexperienced internet users. Article: -facebook-hacking-carried-out-password-methods.html
Someone had used her account to create a fake business at a non-existent address, then run Chinese-language ads for watches. She stopped the ads from running, but still had access to what she assumed to be stolen credit cards that the hackers used to pay for the ads. She contacted Facebook, and after weeks of back-and-forth, realized just how little their support team could do to help get rid of the ad accounts.
It gets even more complicated if the hack crosses state or national lines. If your account is accessed by a Russian hacker, for example, your local police wouldn't have the resources to investigate that.
"NYPD is probably an outlier in the resources they have available for investigation," said Jake Williams, founder of Rendition Security. "But even then, it's unlikely any law enforcement agency is interested in helping investigate who hacked your Facebook account."
The scariest part is that as we get more comfortable with advances in technology, we actually become more susceptible to hacking. As if we haven't already done enough to aid hackers in their quest for our data by sharing publicly, those in the know can get into our emails and Facebook accounts to steal every other part of our lives that we intended to keep away from prying eyes.
In this article I'll show you these, and a couple other ways that hackers (and even regular folks) can hack into someone's Facebook account. But don't worry, I'll also show you how to prevent it from happening to you.
This option is much more difficult than the rest, but it is also the most common method to hack someone's account. The most popular type of phishing involves creating a fake login page. The page can be sent via email to your victim and will look exactly like the Facebook login page. If the victim logs in, the information will be sent to you instead of to Facebook. This process is difficult because you will need to create a web hosting account and a fake login page.
Everybody please stop commenting here about "hacking into you'r friends facebook." We're not going to help you or something. Just google it and you'll find out how it works. you could also use My post if that helps you further, but STOP posting here. This is a comment section not a asking section!
and to all the people who want to know how to hack fb accounts its right there in black and white. If that is to complicated most of you are asking to hack your friends let them use your computer with a key logger or set your browser to remember passwords simple ;)
Dude shut up quit bitching and complaining how people want to hack into their friend's account if they want to do that then it's their business if you don't think it's right then why the hell are you on this page? I mean no one forced you to be on this page right
I think my mates face book has been hacked of a ex .in the top left their is like a blue barcode and when she has pressed onto it it has taken her to somet witch says something about a tablet .but she's on her mobile .just really strange things are happening to her account
anyone wants to help me out here?? i was wondering what if i try to hack a profile and facebook notify that person that someone is trying to hack his profile from a specific country. he would automatically understand that its me :(
Same happened to me when i tried phishing attack a year earlier.... so i am also trying to find a latest method to hack into their accounts...Firesheep doesn't work correct even on 3.6v ... Keylogger shit is not good so are the other methods... Hack is easy if you can have a physical access to the victims pc...
Hi everyone. I have a question: how can I stop a hacker from ruining my life? He's hacked my fb, email...everything and posting bad and fake stuff about me everywhere, using my account. I can't get it back, I've tried so many times to hack my own fb but he gets notifications everytime and takes it back in minutes. How can I get my life back? 2b1af7f3a8